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my daughter’s response to my telling her that I signed her up for swimming lessons…

July 8th, 2010

…she carefully, precisely, tried to break my desk in half.

Like she would a board in taekwondo class. Not with any malice or anything. It’s just when you know you can break stuff in half, using just your foot or hand, it sort of changes your entire life.

That’s right, she likes martial arts. But you know what? Swimming is critical, too. It’s critical that we know how to kick hard and swim well. All good survival skills.

We’ll swim in the mornings, go to TKD in the evenings, wooooooot, happy summer, y’all!

“We’re having a heat wave/
a tropical heat wave/
the temperature’s rising/
it isn’t surprising/
she certainly can/


  1. Nan says

    Swimming is VITAL! And, once you learn how, it’s really fun.

    July 9th, 2010 | #

  2. WackyMommy says

    Wacky Girl swims like a lil dolphin, she just needs a refresher. Her brother is in need of lessons but will soon be swimming like a dolphin, too, i am sure.

    Myself? I never managed to figure out the whole side-breathing thing. Too much water up the nose too many times. But I do a mean breaststroke and love to float on my back ;)

    July 10th, 2010 | #

  3. Vixen says

    I swim like a fish. Every since I was about a year old in a walker at my grama’s and my aunt who was babysitting me didn’t notice me propel my walker into the deep end of their pool and sink like a rock. My uncle saved me. And I started infant swimming lessons the next week. I made all my kids have the same thing. Just in case!

    July 11th, 2010 | #

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